In the late 19th century and early 20th century, Southside was a premier housing neighborhood. However, the availability of automobiles led to a residential flight to the suburbs, and by the late 80’s Southside fell into disrepair. Like all American downtowns, Greensboro’s city center suffered a decrease in workers and retailers in the late 20th century.
But with a commitment from mayors and city councils, as well as public safety officials, visionaries have brought Downtown back to life. A key part of the vision included bringing residents back downtown. Not just to rent, but to invest in Downtown’s future.
City residents in the mid-90’s had the foresight to approve bonds which allowed the city to work with private developers and home builders to create Greensboro’s first “Traditional Neighborhood.” And they saw the necessity of developing under an HOA umbrella to ensure high standards in the neighborhood were maintained.